In the very first Mixtape Session, Ben Kinnaman will address a topic that he’s pretty familiar with and that’s Open Architecture Framework for the Next Generation of ROVs. The Mixed Tape Sessions will take on different formats with the first being done in interview style. Ben will be interviewed by Marybeth Gilliam and questions will cover Ben’s vast knowledge of the industry and how open architecture is the only real choice for future development in subsea robotics.
Topics likely to be covered:
- Where are we now – what are ROVs currently capable of doing
- Where do we want to be – what does the Next Generation of ROVs look like
- What obstacles have to be overcome to get where we want to be.
The future vision of ROVs is one of scale, efficiency, and capability, one with significant reach and critical to human’s presence in the ocean. Gone will be the current blockages within the industry. ROVs will not require dedicated ships, dedicated crews, or even dedicated pilots. The ROVs of the future will provide operators tremendous reach around the world and under the sea without the tethers, personnel, and infrastructures required today.Ben
About the Presenter: Ben Kinnaman
Ben Kinnaman is CEO and President of Greensea. Ben began his career as a diver and ROV pilot, he also has a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Davidson College and a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, specializing in control and robotics, from Johns Hopkins University. Ben founded Greensea in 2006 to "build better subsea robots" and along the path to better, developed the open architecture software platform, OPENSEA®. OPENSEA, along with a corporate culture of open communication and collaboration, has allowed Greensea, with its partners, to quickly field novel technologies and advance operational capabilities throughout the subsea industry.